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Ever since COVID-19 first hit Indonesia in March, the public has watched closely the steps taken by the government, be it central or provincial, to combat the spread of the virus and the crises it has caused. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil and Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo are some of the leaders the media has covered more frequently than ever in recent months.
The Jakarta Post talked with Anies, Ridwan and Ganjar in recent exclusive interviews to discuss how they have responded to the pandemic and their thoughts on their rising popularity.